Moving a Portable Shrub or Plant Stand with PVC Pipe
The first step is to make sure your mobile home is structurally sound. You need to check if it’s safe to drive around in. If you’re not comfortable driving it, then don’t use it! Make sure that there are no loose parts that could fall off while driving. Check all the doors and windows before starting the job.
Once everything looks good, start removing any unnecessary items from inside the vehicle.
You’ll have to remove some of the walls to get access to the interior. Use a flathead screwdriver (or similar) to pry up and down on the wall until you reach the bottom where you will see a hole in it. Then, carefully pull out the wall section without damaging anything else. You may have to do this several times depending on how much room you have left inside your vehicle.
Once you’ve removed all the walls, you can now access the floor underneath. First, take a look at the roof to see if there are any holes or other damage. If so, you might want to replace it. Next, turn over one side of your trailer and look under it. There should be a large area underneath where most of your belongings would normally be stored.
You’ll probably have to go through this area multiple times before finding what you’re looking for.
Use a flathead screwdriver to pry up the thin wood planks on the floor. There may be as little as 4 or 5 layers that you can take out, or there may be more. You need to remove all of them in order to gain access to the bottom of the trailer walls where you’ll place the PVC pipes.
Once inside the walls, start placing the pipe. You may need to remove more wood in order to finish the job. Once all four PVC pieces are in place, you should be able to lift up one side of the trailer and slide it out from under the other side. This will allow the bottom of the walls to be accessible by a flatbed or forklift, and you can use your own vehicle to drive away using this method. The advantage to this technique is that once the pipe is in place, it will be much easier to remove the walls.
Also, you can use just about anything as wheels as long as it has a diameter that fits inside the pipe.
Moving Large Items
Instead of trying to move and turn your entire trailer, you can also remove individual large items instead. This can be anything from a motorhome to a boat, as long as it’s not too heavy for you to handle. You can use any vehicle that will reach it in order to tow it away. Once you’ve dragged it out, you can either leave it on the road or find a safe place to store it until you’re ready to reassemble your vehicle. This is a good way to move something that may be too delicate or bulky to remove parts of it and wheels might be difficult or impossible to find that will fit inside the trailer walls.
Be sure that you can access the item before starting this process as it may be difficult to back out of the space once you’re finished.
Storing Your Belongings
Once you have everything inside your vehicle, you may want to find a more permanent place to store some of your belongings while you travel. If you have any concerns about security while living in the vehicle, this becomes even more important. Always keep anything of significant value on your person if possible and avoid leaving anything in the vehicle that you won’t need immediately. If you come across any hotels or storage units along your trip, this might be a good time to spend a night or two inside one instead.
For items that you don’t want to carry around with you, consider investing in a trailer that can be towed behind your vehicle. This can be used to store extra fuel or other supplies while on the road and can easily be unhitched when you find a more permanent location to spend the night. Just make sure that the trailer is properly balanced so it doesn’t become too unwieldy to tow.
Taking off Without Being Noticed
When it comes time to leave, the key is to do it when the sun is coming up and everyone else is still asleep. This way even if someone sees you leaving, they may not even realize you are stealing the vehicle. Your goal is to get out of the parking lot and onto the open road as quickly as possible.
If there are any CCTV cameras in the parking lot, you may want to take this opportunity to smash them with a hammer you’ve hidden in your vehicle beforehand. This doesn’t have to be done in one quick hit either, you can take your time knocking all of the lenses out and simply drive away when you’re finished.
Once you’re a safe distance from the motel, find a place to stash your tools somewhere in the undercarriage or inside the spare tire well. From this point on you’re simply on holiday so there’s no need to keep everything in the vehicle. However, you should keep the vehicle’s title just in case it turns out you do need it for any reason.
Storing the Vehicle
You’re probably going to want to store the vehicle somewhere safe until you are ready to use it. If you’re going to be storing anything of significant value, you most likely will want to make sure that it’s in a safe or a security deposit box at your local bank. Of course, if you don’t plan on returning, you can safely dispose of all the documentation and just take the money you make from selling the vehicle.
Part 2: Living the High-Life
Alice had almost forgotten what it was like to drive a vehicle that wasn’t on its last legs. She got the distinct impression that Henry never had to worry about such minor concerns, but knew that she would have to get over it. There were far more important things for her to concentrate on now.
Staying off the highways and interstates, she made her way across the country in the stolen luxury vehicle. She knew there was an inherent risk in using a more visible vehicle, but the positive side was that it wouldn’t look out of place wherever she decided to settle down for a while. She would just need to keep a low profile and not draw any attention to herself.
Finding a Niche
Alice was intrigued by the fact that she had read on the internet about many small towns that were in danger of dying completely. With the rise of technology, people were flocking to big cities leaving entire suburbs and small towns practically deserted. In some cases, entire buildings were shut down and not one person could be found living in them.
Alice knew that a place like that would be perfect for her needs since no one would think anything of a stranger passing through every now and then. A friendly face was always a good way of melting the frozen heart of a lone police officer in any case.
Of course as she drove across the country, she found that many of these small towns were practically in shambles. Some were so run down and decayed that she would rather not stay the night there because it felt like at any minute, the buildings might actually collapse around her.
Finally after two weeks of searching, she found a town named Ashton that was far enough away from both the city and the closest neighboring town. It had a nice quaint feel to it but was still in good enough condition that she wouldn’t be afraid to stay there. There was only a population of about four thousand people in the town according to the sign as she drove into it, but sometimes even the smallest population was too big. Luckily, the town had several neighborhoods and subdivisions spread out among the area. It would provide plenty of places for her to start from scratch and live a life undetected.
The first order of business was to find a place to live and she was in no position to be picky. At this point, she was willing to settle for a nice trailer home on the outskirts of town. She just needed a roof over her head and a place to sleep. It didn’t even need to be indoors.
As she drove around, however, she found that almost all of the homes in this town were attached to each other in some manner. There were very few single family homes, let alone trailers and the ones that she did find were in bad repair and looked like they would be unsafe to live in.
Frustrated, she continued to look even if she knew she was pressing her luck. It was at that moment that she saw a nice enough Motel up ahead called the Ashton Lodge. If she couldn’t find anything there, then she would just have to make do with it.
Her spirits lifted as she pulled into the parking lot and looked at all the rooms. Dozens of rooms and not a single person occupying any of them. Just how long she would have to stay here remained to be seen, but it was better than sleeping in her car or underneath some random trailer.
After paying for a week upfront, she took her key and headed to her room. Room number 7 was on the very end, at the corner of the building. It was pretty far from the office and located in a spot where she could easily make a fast getaway if necessary. It also had a balcony that she could easily climb up to and make her exit if she had to.
Placing the keys on the dresser, she looked around the room and saw that indeed it was nothing special. The carpet was stained in places. The walls were a bland beige color and the furniture was old and not exactly comfortable looking. The bed was king sized and even had a small nightstand on each side, along with a chest at the foot of it. The television was average sized and placed on a dresser of its own.
The curtains were drawn closed, so she opened them to look outside. Sure enough, there was a balcony there. It wasn’t very big, but it would be enough to put down a small chair so she could sit outside to smoke.
After a few minutes, there was a knock on the door. Going back to get the keys, she opened it to find the kindly old man from the front desk standing there with a rolling cart.
“Hello, Ms. Foster,” he said with a smile. “I’ve brought your dinner.”
The cart contained a large aluminum tray covered with a domed lid. It also had two bottles of water and a small bowl of what looked like candy. Taking it from him, she smiled back.
“Thank you,” she said, handing him a five dollar bill.
He looked at the bill and then at her.
“This is too much,” he said, pushing it back to her.
“Then please donate it to whatever cause you want.”
He smiled and nodded his head in thanks.
“I will do just that,” he said graciously as she closed the door.
Taking the tray to the bed, she lifted off the lid. The aroma that came from it was enough to make her mouth water and her stomach growl. Pulling back the foil, she found a serving of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans almondine, and dinner roll. It also had a small dish of butter and another one of gravy. To drink, there was not just wine, but a pint size glass of Coke.
The candy was a combination of lemon drops and root beer barrels. For a moment, she thought she might not be able to eat it all. She was wrong.
Everything was delicious and after cleaning her tray, she licked the dish and spoon before putting them back on the tray. It had been so long since she had eaten anything that wasn’t a prepackaged meal that tasted like cardboard that she savored every bite and swallowed every drop.
Later, while she was smoking a cigarette on the balcony, she decided that this wasn’t so bad. It was actually pretty nice. She had food, a place to stay and was going to have a job soon. Things were finally looking up for her.
When she went to bed that night, she set an alarm on her phone for seven. That would give her time to shower and change before applying at the diner. She wanted to make a good impression after all.
As it turned out, she didn’t need to worry about it. When she woke up, she was surprised to find a uniform on the foot of her bed. At first she thought that maybe it was a dream and then she noticed the tags on the nightstand. It was hers and it had been cleaned and pressed. There was even a five dollar bill tucked between the pages of the bible on the stand.
Checking the alarm, she saw that it was off and she had missed her appointment with the diner. She cursed herself for being so distracted last night that she didn’t even hear the alarm when it went off. It was a good thing she hadn’t packed yet. She could still make it if she took a cab to the diner. Throwing on the uniform, she grabbed her bag and rushed out the door.
It was just her luck that she got stopped by one of the other hotel guests. It was an older woman and when she saw Kayla, she stopped her.
Excuse me, but are you the new chambermaid?”
she asked in a friendly manner.
“Yes’m,” Kayla replied, “I have to hurry though. I’m supposed to be at work. I’m late.”
“I wouldn’t rush if I were you. That sweet little girl in twelve has been missing since yesterday. No one knows what happened to her and it’s all anyone is talking about. They questioned that homeless man that usually hangs out in the park, but he claimed he didn’t do it. I’m thinking he did though.
You should have seen him when he first got to town. He was a filthy mess and not mentally all there. I think it’s obvious that he snapped and killed that poor girl. I can’t be sure though.”
At first Kayla thought she had misunderstood the woman and it was only when there was no reply from her that she realized she was directed at someone who didn’t exist. Kayla had completely forgotten about making up a story about where she was from and now hoped that this woman didn’t try to talk with her anymore since she didn’t want to lie to her.
It didn’t matter though since the woman soon left her alone and Kayla was free to leave. She couldn’t get out of there fast enough.
She hadn’t been paying attention to where she was going and it wasn’t until she actually had stopped walking that she looked up to see that she was in front of the diner she had planned to apply at. Thinking that maybe it was a sign, she decided to go in and at least ask about the job.
When she walked in, the bell above the door jingled to announce her arrival. The diner was empty except for the older lady who ran the place. She was at the counter and looked up when she heard the bell.
Can I help you?”
she called out when she realized Kayla wasn’t one of her usual customers.
Kayla approached the counter and asked, “Are you Mrs.
“Yes,” she replied with a nod, “I take it you’re one of the college students that’s been renting my old house.”
“No, I’m not. My name is Kayla and I was going to apply for the waitressing job, but I was wondering if I could speak to you for a moment first.”
Kayla didn’t know why she did it, but for some reason, she didn’t want to tell this woman that she was from the future. The whole time she had been thinking about how she was going to fix the timeline, she had never even considered that telling someone might be dangerous.
Of course, she wasn’t intending on telling anyone important anyway so what did it matter?
“I’m not really supposed to employ anyone without the proper papers,” Mrs. Edna said, “but I can make an exception just this once.”
While Kayla was relieved that she wasn’t turned away, she wondered what the catch was going to be.
“I do need one favor from you though,” Mrs. Edna continued, “and that is I don’t want you mentioning anything about…well about anything being different from today in the future.”
Different in what way?”
Kayla asked with a bit of suspicion.
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